Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mac Test Automation Tool

I had a brain freeze today during my live online interview with James Lyndsay. D'oh! The cheap Mac test automation tool that slipped my mind at the time is called "Fake". It's $29 USD and found at

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Risk Assessment Slides from Star East 2012 Tutorial

Thanks to everyone who attended my tutorial at StarEast 2012 on Becoming an Influential Test Team Leader. In that session, I briefly discussed my risk assessment method. Here are the slides, plus the flipchart notes for the challenges of testing (yes, all of them!) we listed. For those not there, you will see in the fourth picture, the "human" or "both" (technical and human), were the big winners.

This is the chart for short-term, mid-term and long-term goals.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Software QA Ranks #3 in the Robert Half Technology Salary Guide

I normally don't get excited about being #3, and sharing the honor as well. But after years of being almost ignored on salary surveys, QA and Business Analysts hit it big in the Robert Half 2012 Technology Salary Guide. Thanks to Hubert Lee (The Dashboard Spy) for publicizing this!

According to the study, QA and Business Analysts are #3 in the "Top 5 Tech Professionals Businesses Want Now" category:

"With more dollars available to IT projects, managers are focusing on quality control and assembling more accurate project requirements. Quality assurance professionals can relieve developers so they can focus on coding, while business analysts can help build trust among stakeholders and serve as go-betweens for technology and business."

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